USMC Birthday 1965/66

USMC Birthday 1965/66

Photograph. It was taken by Adrian Aldrich.
Elements of 2nd and 3rd platoons of India Co. 3/3 occupied the top of Hill 69 about three miles west of Chu Lai airbase and manned the road block there. I believe the grunt in the foreground is Mike Irish but I do not recognize the other
troop.

Andy Paris
Cpl of Marines
I/3/3
Viet Nam
65/66

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10 comments


  • don doty

    Was at outpost along Highway 1 at Song Ca De River Bridge, North of Danang, with our two tanks and platoon of grunts during Oct through Dec ’65. Don’t remember having anything to celebrate the day with.


  • BRENDAN McCARRON 66,67 DANANG

    I HAD SOME REAL GOOD FRIENDS STATIONED UP ON MONKEY MOUNTAIN. ANYONE AT MONKEY MOUNTAIN???


  • Roger Gibson

    I like the new format. The old format seemed to encourage “run on” letters more than not about boot camp experience.


  • Al Thompson (Sgt Comm Plt)

    I was there with H&S 3/3. I remember ice cream, cake, and red beatle juice. Happy Birthday!


  • Wayne Dillon SgtMaj. USMC (Ret.)

    That is a great photo, and thanks for sharing. Do any of you remember LCpl. David E. Hornby, KIA April, 1966? He was with India 3/3. As I told MSgt. Wells, he is a “cousin by marriage.” I went to his funeral when I was seven years old. S/F and Happy Birthday!


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